Prabhupāda: Kṣatriya marriage . . . Without fighting, there is no kṣatriya marriage. For one prince (princess), there were so many candidates. So they must fight between themselves and decide who is the hero. Then he will be allowed to marry. There was no such freedom, the princes(s) are loitering in the street, and you can take as many as you like.
Devotee: The price was blood, huh?
Devotee: Plenty blood.
Prabhupāda: That is prince. They are not cheap, loitering street. Every father of the prince (princess) made some bet. Just like Arjuna got Draupadī. How difficult it was! There was a fish on the ceiling, and you cannot see in this way. You have to see. . . There is a water pot, and you have to pierce the eyes of the fish. Then you will get this prince(ss). So many failure. It is not so easy job, see the eyes from the shadow, and in this way you have to pierce. It is not so easy job.
Bahulāśva: You can go this way, Śrīla Prabhupāda.
Prabhupāda: So the Satyabhāmā's father, he made a bet that "I have got these bulls, one dozen bull, very strong. And the boy who will be able to break the horns of these bulls, I will offer my daughter to him." So whole world will fail. You see, it is not so easy job. But Kṛṣṇa did it. That is Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is not that husband that he would pick out some cheap girl and make her pregnant and go away. (laughter)
Citsukhānanda: I think this was the case with the Swedish book.
Prabhupāda: Yes. (laughter) Kṛṣṇa married sixteen thousand wives, and each wife He gave big palaces made of marble, furniture ivory, and silk and gold, and then again He expanded Himself into sixteen thousand forms. Not that one wife is crying for sixteen thousand days. No. Ready . . . (indistinct) . . .. And that is Kṛṣṇa. That was also just to give them protection. When they were all kidnapped by Jarāsandha. . . No? Bhaumāsura. So when they were released, so asked them, "Go home." So in India, if a girl is kidnapped and she lives outside home for three days, nobody will marry her. That system is still now. So they said that "You are asking to go home, but we will not be accepted." "Then what do you want?" "Now You marry us." "All right, come on." (laughter) Wholesale, sixteen thousand wives. This is Kṛṣṇa. We are not captivated by Kṛṣṇa a Guru-ji Mahārāja. We know what is Kṛṣṇa. Then we accept He is God. He has proved Himself that He is God. Our Kṛṣṇa is not going to marry a society girl secretary. He is not so cheap.
Devotee: This Guru Maharaj-ji claims to be God, but he had to go to childbirth class to learn how to have one child.
Prabhupāda: You should not talk about him, these rascals. Na tasya kāryam kāraṇam ca vidyate, na tasya samaḥ adhikaś ca dṛśyate. This is the definition of God, that He has nothing to do personally. When Kṛṣṇa kills the demons outside Vṛndāvana, He is not original Kṛṣṇa; He is Vāsudeva. Vāsudevaḥ sarvam iti (BG 7.19). When Kṛṣṇa is acting universally, that is Vāsudeva. Original Kṛṣṇa is always in Vṛndāvana.